In our household reading is a Very Important Activity. There is almost always at least one kid reading a book and on days when we go to the library, all four of them come home and immediately station themselves in the living room perusing every single book we've just checked out.
In the early springtime (maybe in the beginning of March?), there had been a lot of murmuring about Harry Potter movies. PrincessE and The Boy-child had made their way through Book One and were asking about seeing them. I felt like it was really important to A)read the books all the way through first and B)get a little older so that they had some maturity to handle the darkness of the movies. So we told them that they had to read all the books before we'd let them begin watching any of the films. PrincessE and The Boy-child took this as a challenge. And they began to plow through the books. They have been carrying a Harry Potter book of one ilk or another for months now; some came with us to Israel (but not enough as The Boy-child finished the one he brought and had nothing else to read so he read it again), there are constantly one or two in the car, and I know that the last two came with us to Ireland as well!!!
The Boy-child is now 1/4 of the way through Book Seven and PrincessE is almost done with Book Six.
I guess seeing the movies are in the near future. And I thought I was being so clever. Outfoiled again by my children.